U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 — and it couldn’t happen at a worse time

Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis, Washington Post, January 8th 2019

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change.

The findings, published Tuesday by the independent economic research firm Rhodium Group, mean that the United States now has a diminishing chance of meeting its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to dramatically reduce its emissions by 2025.


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    • Alan Journet
      Alan Journet says:

      If you are asking about natural gas – (i.e., methane) the answer is to avoid it totally and electrify everything. If you are asking about the least objectionable gasoline source, the answer is that they are all about as offensive as one another.


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